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Sigma 100-300mm f4 EX IF HSM APO

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Review Date: Apr 29, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $635.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Extremely sharp lens, good autofocus speed, excellent contrast and colorful image, good construction and it's f/4 to all focal lenght.
Cons:
Not a really smooth zoom, bad design of tripod collar and misplaced with zoom ring, Big filter 82mm $$$, Weight...But it is a problem???



 
Sigma 50-500mm f4-6.3 EX APO RF HSM

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Review Date: Jul 7, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $700.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: - Razor sharp - 10x ratio zoom - Fast HSM focus - Smooth focus ring - Price (for this kind of lens) - Build like a tank
Cons:
- Heavy, heavy,heavy - A smooth zoom??? Not really! - Can't lock zoom at any range. (needed when the lens is vertical) - HUGE filter size 86mm (coarse) - Maybe faster aperture... - Tripod mount is really hard to move